Sport Management

The Ithaca Sport Management Advantage

Well-established with a demonstrated history and tradition of excellence
Established in 1990 – placing the program at Ithaca College as one of the oldest programs in the nation.

Respected by sport industry professionals with national brand recognition
More than 90% of the alumni (about 500 alumni) work in the sport industry

Concentration focus is primarily on sport industry segments where sports are presented as entertainment and business

  • Sport Marketing
  • Sport Agencies/Law
  • Facility Management
  • Front Office Management
  • Event Management
  • Sales & Promotions
  • Professional Sports
  • College Athletics
  • Sport Retail
  • International Sport Administration
  • Sport Analytics

Unique access to intern at world’s largest sport and entertainment events
The Department of Sport Management has unparalled relationships and access to place students at the center of the sport industry. Students have participated in faculty-led internship experiences at:

  • Super Bowl
  • Winter Olympics
  • Summer Olympics
  • NCAA Basketball Final Four
  • World Baseball Classic
  • NCAA National Championship Events
  • Pinstripe Bowl

Opportunity to combine a sport management concentration with a secondary business focus
Curriculum is designed to allow flexibility for students to add an additional concentration in marketing, management, finance, and international business.

Personalized strategic career advising of students by faculty
Faculty advisors work closely with students during all 4 years of their undergraduate studies to help them plan and implement individually designed strategic career plans

Highly qualified diverse faculty with sport industry experiences
Faculty have doctoral degrees and specialized professional sport industry work experiences